Professional Reviews

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LDR3.V25 & TPB.V1 Tube Buffer | review by WallOfSound.ca

“I can say with confidence that this is the best preamplification I’ve lived with to date.”


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LDR3.V2 Passive Preamp | review by The Absolute Sound

“…you would be hard-pressed—regardless of budget—to find a preamplifier, passive or active, that delivers your music with less editorializing than the Tortuga Audio LDR3.V2.”


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LDR3.V2 & TPB.V1 @ 2019 Florida Expo | room review by PartTimeAudiophile.com

“…the first time I’ve heard a system where the amps were nothing special and the preamp section and an installed tube buffer made everything work so magically.”


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LDR6 Passive Preamp | review by 6moons.com

“The Tortuga Audio preamp equaled or surpassed all basic performance parameters against any contenders I had in house, passive, active, tube, FET and at any price level with regards to faithfulness.”

“Music through the LDR6 is an ephemeral experience. It dances with fire for a brief shining moment and disappears, leaving you wanting more.”

“The performance of the little Tortuga reopens the passive vs. active debate.”


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LDR1B.V25 & TPB.V1 Tube Buffer | review by Audiophilia.com

“Impeccable clarity, transparency, and neutrality with a dash of smoothness (that made listening non-fatiguing).”


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LDRx @ 2015 RMAF | room review by PartTimeAudiophile.com

“…capable of transporting the listener to a higher plane of sonic enlightenment, and that’s exactly what a soundsystem should do..”


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LDRx @ 2014 RMAF | room review by EnjoyTheMusic.com

“The LDRx seemed to be a perfect fit despite its affordable pricing, helping the system have a clear and transparent presentation, wide stage, and big dynamic contrasts, kudos for bringing such great performance at a low cost.” 

“The sound here had my friend contemplating a purchase, beautiful workmanship and elegant, yet exciting sound, great room.”


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LDR6 Passive Preamp | review by HiFiPig.com

“There is just a sense of absolutely everything having been stripped free of fuzz and imprecision. Instrumental placement isn’t approximate or inferred. Instead, instruments are precisely located at a fixed and exact distance from the others with the space between performers and the characteristics of the recording environment jaw-droppingly obvious.”

“… the LDR6 produces a sound completely free of colouration, with a soundstage that was just consistently deeper and better resolved than with any other passive pre-amp I have ever used.”


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LDR1.V2 Passive Preamp | review by Audiophilia.com

“The LDR1 …. represents the least colored preamp I have ever heard in my system. It also provided greater resolution than any other preamp in my experience.”


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LDR3.V2 Passive Preamp | video review by NewRecordDay.com

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